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How to automate adding sensors/devices?

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I have a device, in which I need to scan some oid with the oid template and add them to sensor table (like SNMP template with extension .oidlib ) do. I need, that every sensor:

  • Have other oid name. For example, sensor that have oid 1.3.6.1.4.1.3224.4.1.1.1.20.0 would have a title that oid 1.3.6.1.4.1.3224.4.1.1.1.4.0 have value and oid 1.3.6.1.4.1.3224.4.1.1.1.20.2 would have a title that oid 1.3.6.1.4.1.3224.4.1.1.1.4.2 have value. AND
  • Every sensor would have enabled limits. For example, "Lower Error Limit (#)", "Error Limit Message", etc. For every sensor limits are the same.

How should I do that to automate that process?

device devices prtg script sensor sensors snmp

Created on Mar 5, 2010 9:25:21 AM by  mantas_brasiunas (0) 1



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For the first part you can create your own .oidlib files using the MIB Importer (https://www.paessler.com/tools/mibimporter). Instead of importing add the required entries manually (using the Table option and OID placeholders for the name). But the oidlibs currently do not support setting limits.

You can use the PRTG API ( Help -> PRTG API -> Adding/Deleting Objects) but that has no access to the channel settings either.

Templates support default upper/lower limits for SNMP sensors, but no table scanning and OID Placeholders.

So the only options would be direct editing of the configuration file (maybe in combination with a custom oidlib), but this is complicated and requires the server to be stopped when editing.

Created on Mar 9, 2010 8:35:17 AM by  Jens Rupp [Paessler Support]



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Thanks for Your answer.

Created on Mar 9, 2010 2:10:48 PM by  mantas_brasiunas (0) 1



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